Now Accepting Applications: ISAW Visiting Scholar Program and PhD Program

Visiting Research Scholar Program

VRS gives Odette Boivin's talk during recent Fireside Chat. VRS Odette Boivin's gives talk during recent Fireside Chat. ISAW is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 Visiting Research Scholar Program and for fall 2021 enrollment in its Doctoral Program in the Ancient World.

ISAW anticipates appointing visiting scholars in several different categories for the 2021-22 academic year. Applicants should be individuals of scholarly distinction or promise in any relevant field of ancient studies who will benefit from the stimulation of working in an environment with colleagues in other disciplines. Scholars with a history of interdisciplinary exchange and scholars whose academic interests include parts of the ancient Old World that are often underrepresented in traditional academic departments, including Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, are especially welcome and encouraged to apply. Click here for additional information.

Doctoral Program in the Ancient World

ISAW is now accepting applications for fall 2021 enrollment to its Doctoral Program in the Ancient World via the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science application portal. ISAW's recommended application deadline is December 18th, and the final deadline is January 4th. Prospective students are invited to attend a “virtual” open house on October 26th at 10am.

Encompassing the ancient world from the western Mediterranean to East Asia, from the Neolithic to the early Medieval period, ISAW is focused on creating a new generation of scholars whose work crosses over the disciplinary boundaries of traditional departments. In this way, knowledge of the cultures, art, languages, religions, economic systems, and interactions of the ancient world can be deepened and expanded. Doctoral students at ISAW have the opportunity to take research seminars, colloquia, lectures, and directed readings with the outstanding faculty within ISAW and NYU and at other universities and institutions in the metropolitan area. Additionally, the ISAW Visiting Research Scholar program brings in experts in a variety of fields from across the world who participate in the graduate seminars and present public lectures, serving as an additional vital resource for our students.

Matriculated students in good standing at ISAW receive five years of fellowship support as they progress successfully through the program and can apply for a sixth year of support. ISAW graduate fellowships cover the cost of tuition, fees, and health insurance premiums and provide an annual stipend, which is currently $42,896 for the 2021-22 academic year. Students are also eligible to apply for departmental funding for conferences, research, and fieldwork.